CBC GEM ORIGINAL TWEEN ACTION-ADVENTURE SERIES DETENTION ADVENTURE IN PRODUCTION FOR A SECOND SEASON

Feb 10, 2020

The LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films’ title is currently in production in the Greater Toronto Area

Production is underway on the second season of CBC Gem original tween action-adventure series DETENTION ADVENTURE (10x11) from LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films.  Filming in the Greater Toronto Area will continue until mid-February. Upon its initial launch in spring 2019, DETENTION ADVENTURE was CBC’s first-ever original kids scripted series for CBC Gem.  Season 2 is once again directed by showrunner Joe Kicak, and will be available to stream on-demand via CBC Gem later in 2020.

I’m excited to be back in detention with such an amazing cast! We look forward to exploring beyond the walls of the detention room and expanding on the mystery and humour of season one.

 – Showrunner/Director Joe Kicak

In Season 2, the DETENTION ADVENTURE crew - Raign (Simone Miller, Snapshots), Joy (Alina Prijono, Odd Squad), Hulk (Jack Fulton, Shadowhunters: The Mortal Instruments), and Brett (Tomaso Sanelli, Titans) - must join forces once again. This time, their adventure has them searching the historically rich town of Brantford for the lost fortune of its wealthiest former resident, Ignatius Cockshutt.

After a summer of defeat, being unable to make heads or tails of their new treasure map to Cockshutt’s fortune, the gang finds new hope when they meet Kelly (Lilly Bartlam, Paw Patrol), an enthusiastic fellow student with a passion for their town’s history. Unfortunately, their hijinks land them in a new form of detention: helping the head of Brantford’s Historical Society Miss Dumont (Sarah McVie, Workin’ Moms) plan the town’s annual historical re-enactment.                     

The group must follow clues that lead them through their town’s historic sites, learning more about the mystery of Ignatius Cockshutt and drawing nearer to their prize. However, a shadowy figure follows their every move, circumventing their plans and trying to beat them to their goal. Who is their mysterious adversary, and who will find the treasure first?

A CBC Gem original series, DETENTION ADVENTURE is produced by LoCo Motion Pictures and Broken Compass Films.  Created by Joe Kicak and Carmen Albano, executive producers are Lauren Corber, Joe Kicak and Carmen Albano, with producer Ryan West. The series is directed by Joe Kicak. For CBC, Sally Catto is General Manager, Programming; Gave Lindo is Executive Director, OTT Programming; Marie McCann is Senior Director, Children’s Content; and Zach Feldberg, Mélanie Lê Phan and Paige Murray are Executives in Charge of Production.

DETENTION ADVENTURE Season 2 is made with the generous support of the Shaw Rocket Fund, the Canada Media Fund, the Bell Fund, the Government of Ontario and the Government of Canada.

CBC Gem is Canada’s streaming service, offering more than 4000 hours of live and on-demand acclaimed, authentically Canadian programming and a curated selection of best-in-class content from around the world, including more than 750 documentary titles, more than 300 hours of ad-free content for kids and tweens, and over 100 Canadian features, with a new film added each week. CBC Gem also provides livestream access to 14 CBC channels and their local newscasts across the country. CBC Gem is available for free as an App for iOS and Android devices and online at cbcgem.ca, and on TV screens via Apple TV, Google Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV and Android TV.

 

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About LoCo Motion Pictures

LoCo Motion Pictures is an independent production and distribution company based in Toronto, Canada. Founded by award-winning producer, Lauren Corber, LoCo has a track record of successfully collaborating with creators to produce diverse and compelling, audience-driven content. With a focus on digital storytelling, LoCo takes a non-traditional approach to content creation, pushing boundaries and telling stories to under-served audiences. Since its inception, LoCo has produced two seasons of International Emmy-nominated comedy series How to Buy a Baby, award-winning comedy series, My  90-Year-Old Roommate and live action-adventure children’s series, Detention Adventure, all CBC originals. LoCO has won three of the last four Just For Laughs ComedyPro pitch competitions.

 

About Broken Compass Films

Broken Compass Films is an independent Canadian production company dedicated to the creation of original and engaging content across multiple platforms. Based out of Toronto and headed by experienced producer Ryan West, Broken Compass Films is focused on collaborating with innovative voices around the world to tell the stories that need to be told.

 

About CBC/Radio-Canada

CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We also deliver content in Spanish, Arabic and Chinese, as well as both official languages, through Radio Canada International (RCI). We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.

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